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anna's office today. and then, o the owl is coming over to play... in the rain! will you come too? will you? i'll be right back. ♪ it's a beautiful day in the neighbo announcer: "daniel tiger's neighborhood" is made possible in part by... the richard king mellon foundation. dedicated for over sixty years to south western pennsylvania's quality of life, and competitive future. and by these pittsburg foundations. working together to enhance and enrich the lives of children for more than seventy-five years. and by the arthur vining davis foundations. dedicated to strengthening america's future through education. adcasting, and contributions to your pbs station, from viewers like
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you. rhood ♪ ♪ a beautiful day for a neighbor ♪ ♪ would you be mine? could you be mine? ♪ ♪ won't you be my neighbor? ♪ - ♪ it's daniel tiger's neighborhood ♪ ♪ a land of make-believe ♪ ♪ won't you ride along with me? ♪ - ♪ ride along ♪ - ♪ it's daniel tiger's neighborhood ♪ ♪ so much to do, so much to see ♪ ♪ won't you ride along with me? ♪ - ♪ ride along ♪ - ♪ i've got lots of friends for you to meet ♪ ♪ in this land of make-believe ♪ ♪ a friendly face on every street ♪ ♪ just waiting to greet you ♪ ♪ it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood ♪ ♪ a beautiful day for a neighbor ♪ ♪ in daniel tiger's neighborhood ♪ - hi, neighbor! it's me, daniel tiger. i've been waiting to play a game with you! come on in!
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ok guess what i hid under my blanket. you can ride on it, it's red it says, "ding! ding!" can you guess what it is? it's trolley! (trolley dings.) this one's my toy trolley, but i love trolley! ding! ding! hop on board, tigey! let's go for a ride! you say, "ding! ding!" too! (trolley dings.) ding! ding! ding! ding! (trolley dings.) ding! ding! next stop on the trolley: mom! - hi, daniel. hello neighbor. hi, trolley. are you picking me up to go to the doctor's office? - ding! ding! hop on board! wait a second. are we going to the doctor's office for real or pretend? - for real. remember? today dr. anna will give you a check-up, and she's going to give you a shot. - a shot? i don't want to get a shot.
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next stop, my bedroom! ding! ding! have you ever had a shot? (footsteps) - oh, my little daniel. can we talk about this? - grr i don't want to get a shot. i'm scared. why am i getting one? - well, because a shot is medicine, and medicine helps you feel better when you're sick. - but i'm not sick. - you're right. this type of medicine can keep you from getting sick. - oh. but, can't i just drink the medicine? - well, sometimes you do drink medicine, that's true, but this medicine works better as a shot. - oh. will it hurt? - well, yes, but only for a little bit, and then it'll be over. here's your pretend doctor kit with a toy shot you can play with. you know what i do when i get a shot? - you get shots too?
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- oh, yes, sometimes even grownups get shots. when i get a shot, i close my eyes and think about something that makes me happy like the beach with you. (gull calling) - that makes you feel happy? - it does. and when i think of something that makes me happy, it helps me feel less scared. ♪ close your eyes and think of something happy ♪ - ♪ close your eyes and think of something happy ♪ something happy... hmm... (trolley dings.) trolley! trolley makes me happy. i'm thinking about riding on trolley through the neighborhood. ding! ding! - do you feel a little less scared? - hmm, i do. - you know what might also make you feel better? do you want to pretend to be the doctor and give me a shot? - oh ok. i'm dr. daniel. where should i give you a shot? - right here. - are you ready for your shot? - hmm, i'm going to close my eyes
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and think of something happy like the beach with daniel. ♪ close your eyes and think of something happy ♪ ok, that's it. - it'll be over that fast? - yes, it will. - that's good. did it hurt? - mm just a little bit, but now it's over. - phew. - you know, dr. daniel the way you're wearing your blanket, well, you look like a brave superhero. - oh yeah. i do look like a superhero. a super brave superhero! zoom zoom, zoom, zoom! hey, do you want to make believe with me? let's make believe that i'm super daniel! - oh, no! - what will we do!? - it's super daniel to the rescue! - ♪ who's super brave and super strong? ♪ ♪ it's super daniel! super daniel! ♪ ♪ who can you call when things go wrong? ♪
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♪ super daniel! super daniel! ♪ ♪ he'll help out just wait and see ♪ ♪ he'll get your toy out of that tree! ♪ ♪ who's super brave and super strong? ♪ ♪ it's super daniel! super daniel! ♪ - wasn't that grr-ific? - it's time to go. are you ready, daniel? - zoom! ok, mom. can i wear my super daniel cape to dr. anna's? my cape makes me feel brave. - sure, super daniel. - oops! not without you, tigey! here comes trolley. (trolley dings.) - please take us to dr. anna's, trolley. - trolley do you know what? when i feel scared i close my eyes and think about you, trolley. you make me happy. (trolley dings.) what's something that makes you happy?
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you can think about that if you ever get scared. grr! (trolley dings.) - we're at dr. anna's office. let's go inside. - goodbye, trolley! - bye-bye! - hi! - hi, daniel! - hi there! - let's go say hi to the fishies! hi, fishies. it's me super daniel! - super daniel? - today i'm super daniel because i'm getting a shot. - oh, meow-meow. - daniel tiger? - oh, gotta go. - good luck, super daniel! - thanks! hi, dr. anna. i'm super daniel today! - well, super daniel, will you and your mom come back to my examination room now? - ok. oh, i feel nervous. all right, super daniel can you hop up on the table? (he sighs.) - is it time for the shot now? - no, not yet. first i need to make sure your body
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is healthy. this is the "checking" part of your check-up. - ok. - first, i need to check the part of your body that listens to things. - what do we use to listen? ears! - ears! your ears look healthy. now, i need to check the part of your body you use to taste. - what do we use to taste? our mouths! - open wide. great! now i will take your temperature. open your mouth. ok, close. now keep this under your tongue and hold still until you hear the beep. (beep!) good. this is another way i can tell your body is healthy. ok super daniel, now it's time for your shot. (he moans.)
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which arm would you like me to use? - um, this one. - can you roll up your sleeve for me? - dr. anna? i'm still a little bit scared of getting my shot. - i understand. when you feel scared... ♪ close your eyes and think of something happy ♪ - right. when you feel scared... ♪ close your eyes and think of something happy ♪ i'm thinking of trolley. (trolley dings.) ok. i'm ready. thinking a happy thought happy thought, happy thought! (he groans.) - ok, daniel it's all done! you did very well. - you were right, mom! it wasn't so bad. but i'm still glad it's over. - and did thinking about trolley help? - it did help! - i'm glad. you know, you should feel very proud of yourself super daniel. ugga-mugga! - ugga-mugga! - and i have the perfect bandage for your arm.
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a superhero bandage for super daniel! - ooh! grr-ific! - ready to go home, super daniel? - ready! bye, dr. anna! - buh-bye! - thank you, dr. anna. (daniel humming) - i was afraid and it was all ok! - ready? (trolley dings.) - look, trolley i got a shot. but it's ok. i thought about something happy-- you, trolley! (trolley dings.) and then getting a shot didn't feel so scary! - ♪ close your eyes and think of something happy ♪ ♪ a sunny day playing with a friend ♪ - ♪ or sliding down a slide again and again ♪ - ♪ biting into a sweet crisp apple ♪ - ♪ or jumping into a puddle ♪ - ♪ close your eyes and think of something happy ♪ ♪ think, think, think about your favorite things ♪
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♪ close your eyes and think of something happy ♪ ♪ a puppy playing with a ball ♪ - ♪ or playing in the leaves in the fall ♪ - ♪ a pretty rainbow after the rain ♪ - ♪ or taking a ride on a train ♪ - ♪ close your eyes and think of something happy ♪ ♪ think, think, think about your favorite things! ♪ - ♪ close your eyes and think of something happy ♪ ♪ if you think about something great you won't be as afraid ♪ - mom, i feel proud of myself. - that makes me so happy. you should be proud. - 'cause i'm super daniel! - and i'm super mom! (they laugh.) - getting a shot today wasn't so bad. thinking about something that makes me happy really helped! what do you think about to make you happy?
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ugga-mugga! - (mom tiger): hi, neighbor. today our friend lilly has to get a shot. - i don't want to get a shot. - right. well, that's ok. you can be scared a little bit. so, i was thinking maybe you and i could just practice something. and we could practice getting a shot and we could pretend that we're actually in the doctor's office. so, they'll probably roll up your sleeve and then they roll your arm with a little alcohol. and then they take the needle-- and you could look away close your eyes, close your eyes really tight. think of... what are you thinking of? you could think of a happy place or you could think of being with grandma. - gram. - grammy. thinking of grammy. ok, see, and then the shot's all over, so you didn't even notice! so, what do you think? are you ready? - um... ok. - ok, great.
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- (mom tiger): sometimes a shot can hurt a little bit. but then it's over. - hello. hi, lilly. how are you? it's great to see ya. i'll let you listen when i'm all done. let's put it right here. - that's near my heart. - deep breaths for me. (she laughs.)
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ok, lilly, now it's time for your shots. - (mom tiger): it can be scary sometimes. - ok, lilly. - (mom tiger): but when you're scared, you can close your eyes and think of something happy. - ok, it's going to be a little pinch ok? let's put your band-aid. - (mom tiger): good job, lilly! thanks for letting us come with you to the doctor's office, lilly. see you next time!
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- hi, neighbor! i'm so glad you're here! - it's raining! so i like to wear my rain boots, and my raincoat and my rain hat and splash in the puddles! (trolley dings.) hi, o! hi, mr. owl! - hello, daniel! - hoo-hoo! hello, daniel! hello, neighbor! - ♪ rain, rain is here today ♪ ♪ let's go outside so we can play ♪ - yay! - hoo-hoo! - we're going to play in the rain! - rainy day play is so much fun! - nifty-galifty day for the boys to play in the rain, but i'm ready to go back to my nice, dry nest. - ok, we'll see you later. - yes--ahem--have, er, fun. - bye-bye! - bye! - hoo-hoo! come on! let's play! hoo-hoo! - ♪ rain, rain is here today ♪ ♪ let's go outside so we can play ♪ - look, o i'm a frog! watch me jump!
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ribbit! - nifty-galifty! daniel i'm a frog too! ribbit. ribbit! - but o, don't you want to jump in a puddle? you can make a big splash like this! ready? one... two... three! weeee! - hmm. ok. hoo-hoo. i think i can make a little splash. watch. splash, splash. let me try that one more time. hoo-hoo. one... two... three... wahoo! - whoa! - owls are excellent splashers. - ha! ha! ha! o, you're funny! hey o! want to jump in a puddle together? - ok, hoo-hoo! - one... two... three... - weeeee! - wahoo! - i love the rain! - me too! hoo-hoo!
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- ♪ rain, rain is here today ♪ ♪ let's go outside so we can play ♪ (both laughing) (thunderclap) (daniel gasps.) - that was loud. - hoo-no. that's scary. - time to come inside now, boys! ok let's get you out of these wet things. here we go. nice and dry. so, did you boys have fun? - uh-uh. - you didn't? what's wrong? - we were playing and then it got dark, and then it went boom! and we got scared. - oh, ok, ok. let's get you cozy in the living room so we can talk about this. - ok. (thunderclap) ah! there's the boom again! - it's so loud! - now, that sound is thunder. yeah, thunder can be loud during a rainstorm. - i don't like thunder. no, not at all, hoo-hoo! - i know thunder is loud but you're inside and safe.
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- i know, but thunder is scary. - there's something i do when i'm scared. - you get scared? - grownups get scared? - oh, yes, grownups get scared too--sometimes. - so, what do you do when you're scared? - when you're scared... ♪ close your eyes and think of something happy ♪ thinking about something happy helps me feel a little better. (thunderclap) - whoa! oh, no! - more thunder! - the thunder can't hurt you. try thinking of something happy. - ok. i'll try. when you're scared... ♪ close your eyes and think of something happy ♪ - ok, daniel what makes you happy? - uh... playing with tigey! - hoo-hoo. is it working? do you feel less scared? - yes, i don't feel as scared anymore. come on, you try it, o. try thinking about something happy!
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- hmm, let me think. when you're scared... ♪ close your eyes and think of something happy ♪ what makes me happy? reading books make me happy. - do you feel a little less scared now too, o? - hoo-hoo. i do. (thunderclap) but i still wish the thunderstorm would stop. hoo-hoo. - yeah, rain is only good when we can jump in puddles. - you know, there are a lot of other good things about the rain. - like what? - hoo-hoo! want to know more about rain? there's a book for that! rain makes trees grow, and rain makes grass grow and rain makes flowers grow. - wow! hmm, i wonder if all of the flowers and trees are really happy in the rain, because they're growing. hey, do you want to make believe with me? let's make believe...
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that the trees and the grass and everything are singing in the rain! ♪ outside in a raincoat and we're dancing ♪ - ♪ doo doo doo doo doo doo doo ♪ - ♪ pitter patter pitter patter in a puddle together ♪ - ♪ bah doo doo doo ♪ ♪ pitter patter pitter patter in the rainy weather ♪ - ♪ doo doo doo doo doo doo ♪ - ♪ the flowers, grass, and trees will grow really high ♪ - ♪ doo doo doo doo doo doo ♪ - ♪ and the raindrops sparkle out in the sunny sky ♪ - ♪ doo doo doo doo doo doo ♪ - ♪ pitter patter pitter patter let's play a game ♪ - ♪ bah doo doo doo doo doo doo ♪ - ♪ pitter patter goes the rain ♪ wasn't that grr-ific? - ok, boys, what do you say? are you ready to play right here in the house? - yes! - hoo ok. - ok, good. i'll be in the kitchen. roar or hoo-hoo if you need me. - thanks, mom! - but i wish we were still splashing in the puddles.
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- me too. hey! maybe we can pretend that these pillows are puddles. - great idea, daniel. hoo-hoo! - puddle over here and puddle over here. (thunderclap) - (both): ah! thunder! - i'm scared again. - me too, hoo-hoo. - o, let's try what my mom said. ok? - o...k. - when you're scared... ♪ close your eyes ♪ - ♪ and think of something happy ♪ - are your eyes closed, o? - hoo-hoo. my eyes are closed. i'm thinking of reading books. reading really makes me happy, hoo-hoo. - i'm thinking about playing with tigey. playing with tigey makes me so happy. (thunderclap) - (both): ah! - when you're scared... ♪ close your eyes and think of something happy ♪ tigey makes me happy. and tigey is roaring at the thunder! roar!
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tigey's so loud! like thunder! hey, o! i made tigey roar at the thunder! - good idea hoo-hoo. - do you want to keep playing? - yes! - grr-ific! i'm gonna be a froggie again! - ribbit! ribbit! ribbit! - ribbit! ribbit! - ribbit! ribbit! - o your uncle x is here to take you home. - really? but why? - it's time for us to go home and have dinner. you boys can play again another day. - it was great playing with hoo! - bye, o! - buh-bye! watch this. rrrrribit! - ribbit! - ribbit! ribbit! - ribbit to you too! - phew! (they chuckle.) - dad! dad! dad! - how's my fuzzy little tiger doing? - grr-ific. o and i played in the rain today, but then there was scary thunder but i thought of playing with tigey, and i wasn't so scared anymore! - wow, daniel, sounds like a big day! i'm so proud of you.
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- thanks. i'm proud of me too. is it still raining? - it sure is. come to the window and listen. - listen? to the rain? - uh-huh. come on. if you listen very carefully, rain sounds like music. (raindrop sounds) - the rain does sound like music! ♪ rain, rain is here today ♪ ♪ let's listen to its music play ♪ - ♪ close your eyes and think of something happy ♪ ♪ if you think about something great, you won't be as afraid ♪ - ♪ you can imagine that you're playing on a sunny day ♪ - ♪ or imagining a ride on a winter sleigh ♪ - ♪ imagine that you're playing in the waves at the beach ♪ - ♪ or taking a stroll down your favorite street ♪
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- ♪ close your eyes and think of something happy ♪ ♪ think, think, think about your favorite things ♪ ♪ close your eyes and think of something happy ♪ ♪ if you think about something great, you won't be as afraid ♪ - ♪ you can imagine going hiking by a forest stream ♪ - ♪ or playing a sport with your favorite team ♪ - ♪ close your eyes and think of something happy ♪ ♪ think, think, think about your favorite things ♪ ♪ close your eyes and think of something happy ♪ ♪ if you think about something great, you won't be as afraid ♪ - you know what mom? i think i like the rain. - so do i. - psst. i'm glad we played in the rain today, even though the thunder was scary. (thunderclap)
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playing with tigey makes me happy, so thinking about that made me feel better. what makes you happy? ugga-mugga. - ♪ it's such a good feeling to play with family and friends ♪ ♪ it's such a happy feeling when they lend you a hand ♪ ♪ you wake up ready to say ♪ - hi! - ♪ "i think i'll make a snappy new day" ♪ ♪ it's such a good feeling ♪ ♪ a very good feeling a feeling you know ♪ - ♪ that i'll be back ♪ ♪ when the day is new ♪ ♪ and i'll have more ideas for you ♪ ♪ and you'll have things you'll want to talk about ♪ ♪ i will too ♪ because it's you i like.
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- (mom tiger): hi, neighbor. what do you think about when you're scared? - when i feel scared, i close my eyes and think of the beach. - when i'm scared i think about puppies. - when i feel scared, i close my eyes and i think of going camping and that's what makes me happy. - when i'm scared i think about a poodle. - when i'm scared i close my eyes and i think of my dad and that makes me feel happy. - (mom tiger): ah, i feel better already! see you next time! closed captioning by sette ♪ i'm deep in the jungle. ♪ ♪ where brave adventurers go. ♪ ♪ i spy, a monkey on a vine! ♪ [monkey sings] ♪ i see an elephant stomp by. ♪ [elephant
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bleats] and if we're really quiet we might see a lion. [roars] ♪ deep down in the jungle. ♪ an adventure in the jungle. ♪ [tarzan call] i see the cat! ha ha ha! what? the cat in the hat! announcer: that's right. it's the cat in the hat. no doubt about that! "the cat in the hat knows a lot about that!" weekdays on pbs kids or any time you want at announcer: "daniel tiger's neighborhood" is made possible in part by... the richard king mellon foundation. dedicated for over sixty years to south western pennsylvania's quality of life, and competitive future. and by these pittsburg foundations. working together to enhance and enrich the lives of children for more than seventy-five years. and by the arthur vining davis foundations. dedicated to strengthening america's future
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- hi. thanks for joining us. i'm leeza gibbons. so are you doing everything you can to get the most out of life, or is it time for a change? the people you're about to meet knew where they wanted to go. it was just a question of how to get there. once they found the right route, it was full speed ahead. so whether you're cruising the open road or trying to handle a sharp curve, buckle up and get ready to ride as "my generation" shifts gears. steve harvey had done it all-- a successful comedian, actor, and author-- and now, with the help of a select, successful few, he is changing the lives of thousands of young people. - ♪ ow! ♪ - when there's so much violence and
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you see it every day it so hard to stay focused. "not having a father in my life "has played a big part in my life. "i haven't had the opportunity to have someone "that i could talk to or express my feeling to "about being a young african-american male "in today's society. "my father showed me no love. "he beat me and starved me to the point "where you could see my rib. i have marks until this day..." - hundreds of stories, thousands of boys being raised by single moms millions of cases of abuse neglect, and abandonment come down to one weekend. - because our mission here this weekend is to do two things-- number one, give your son a photograph of what a real man looks like, but what i want you do to is be the absolute best man that you can be. - steve harvey knows a little something
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about being the best he can be as a game show host, an author, and in talk radio. his fashions can be seen on the red carpet and the runway and, of course, in comedy... - "...bring your little arm in here and show me your tattoo, "bring a book of matches in here and a sponge. i'm gonna show you how you get your little tattoo off." - but when it comes to giving back steve harvey says his commitment to his community is no joke. - and my mom always said that god blesses you to become a blessing. - he's hoping to become just that, a blessing to thousands of boys across the nation through the steve harvey mentoring program for young men, and it all begins with an essay... like the one written by dc resident zoraun "von" harris. - "i don't want to be a better person only for myself "or for my family. i just want the chance to change." - when i first received von, he was 6 weeks old.
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- now 14, his grandmother says the scars of a then-abusive and now-absent father are having a very negative effect on von. - he doesn't know is father. he's never seen him. he's not allowed to see him, and he can't have any contact with him and i think deep down inside that bothers him. - here you go. here you go. here you go. come on, son. there you go. - von, along with over 100 other teenage boys from across the country, are given the chance to get back on track here at the camp held on the grounds of the harvey ranch in dallas. - anybody else got a bluegill? - all of the boys come from homes without a father and, in most cases are being raised by single moms. - and we all pretty much have the same story. - and hopefully, he'll get rid of some of the anger he has towards being abandoned by his dad. - and you have so many different boys different backgrounds, different situations and problems. some of them come here very angry. - steve's wife marjorie sees and understands what the families are facing. - it's critical. it's critical, and we've got to change the cycle.
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- we've got more of these african-american men in prison than in college. we got to change that. - it's a task that the entire harvey family is set to tackle. daughters brandi karli, and morgan work for the steve and marjorie harvey foundation and marjorie holds a similar camp each year for girls. - there's not a lot of money in philanthropy, but it's very rewarding work. - steve says his children's desire to be involved comes from the values instilled in him by his parents. - it was a combination of my mother who was saved and a sunday school teacher, and my father, who was a coal miner a construction worker, and a numbers runner. he taught me the hard-work ethic and the hustle factor, and my mom taught me the faith and the belief in god and the power of prayer. - he says these two things are the basis for everything he does in life and wants the boys to know even though he was raised by both parents,
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his story is not that different from theirs. - i was you. i was nothing going nowhere fast. - now with feet firmly planted in the right direction steve is ready to add the missing male element to the boys' lives. y'all gonna meet some interesting men out here. we're gonna know what manhood is all about before we leave, fellas. - absolutely. - welcome to the ranch, fellas. - they're paired up with mentors from the military, actors like denzel washington, legendary music producer jermaine dupri sports figures like dave winfield and diy "yard crashers" host amhed hassan. - and i was telling some of these young men-- i mean, these guys are at the ages of 13 up to 20 years old and you can start being serious about life and playing the game and making those choices as soon as you decide you want to. the choice is yours. - but when it comes to raising young men steve says mothers have no choice. they have to leave it to the men. - some women get upset when i say that,
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but i don't care about you getting upset. it's still the truth. what do you know about manhood? you're trying to turn a boy into a man and you have no skills at it. you haven't been a man for a day. - it's a message that may be hard to hear for these single mothers but one that is echoed by author and session leader iyanla vanzant. - a mother is teaching her son what to expect of women, for women, and from women. so she's got to be the best she can be. otherwise, he's gonna have very limited expectations. one of the most important things that i was able to tell the moms is, stop being afraid that their sons aren't gonna make it. - instead, iyanla gave them a different directive. - so instead of complaining and whining and worrying and fearing and fretting, we got to pray and dance and sing. - and while the moms were schooled on the basics of healing and lifestyle, steve and the male mentors handled everything else from grooming to respect. - when it get dark out here, it get dark. there ain't no street lights.
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then when we have trouble with a boy we just take him out in them woods when it's nighttime. we talk to him out there make him walk in front of the band while we talking to him. when he come out them woods, he's a different child. he so attentive. - they showed them how to live healthier lifestyles and the fundamentals of hard work lessons that ensure they don't miss the mark when it comes to manhood. - this is our problem. i mean, there's no support system the rate of black men going to jail, no support systems for when they come out and there's not support system really, for education for black men or the re-education of black men, and so the mentorship is critical. we got to get them young. - if you give a young boy a snapshot of manhood, men go to work when they don't feel like it. men do what they say they're gonna do even if they don't want to. men go to church.
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real men respect women. real men take care of their kids. real men honor god. real men obey the law. real men are good citizens. real men are hard workers. real men have manners. - and for steve harvey a real man knows there's always a responsibility that comes with reward. - it's like being in a really, really pretty prison. it's a gorgeous prison but, you know, i got a big house because i can't hardly leave it. i got a lot of land because i ain't got nowhere else i can go. there's something that comes with this life. there's a requirement. "to whom much is given much is required." - it's a lesson that von is learning one day at a time. - if there's no struggle there's no progress. so, i mean, you'll go through hard times, but, like, don't give up through the hard times. keep going. - really good stuff, and in addition to his summer mentoring camps, steve and his wife marjorie
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offer scholarships to young women who are in danger of not completing their education. we love that. - later, shift into high gear for this retro road trip. - our nation was in the throes of cabin fever, so to speak, just to get out, get some gas in that tank-- it's not rationed anymore-- and get out and see what the rest of the country really looked like. - when nascar champion jeff gordon isn't racing to cross the finish line, he's driving to end a problem faced by millions of americans. - jeff gordon trying to tie cale yarborough for fifth on nascar's all-time win list. - atlanta motor speedway, 2011. with his 85th nascar win jeff gordon jumped to third on the all-time win list... - you guys are awesome! - jeff gordon wins at phoenix. - welcome back. awesome job. - but gordon picks up more than just
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points on the leaderboard and lots of money with every trip down victory lane. that paint job on his lightning-fast 24 car draws attention to a problem that's close to gordon's heart. the drive to end hunger is a campaign to raise awareness and end hunger among older americans the first time ever that a cause is sponsoring a nascar driver for an entire season. - if you really want to bring an end to hunger it has to be approached in a big way. the drive to end hunger chevrolet out there on the track is the fastest-moving billboard that you can possibly have to raise more awareness. - the numbers are hard to digest. today more than 51 million americans struggle with hunger. more than 9 million of those people are over 50. gordon says he was shocked when he heard that number and decided to use his celebrity to become a driving force for change. - the nascar fan is the most avid and loyal fan
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in all of sports. they love to support their team, their driver and their driver's causes. they supported the drive to end hunger in a big, big way and are very excited every time that they get the opportunity to make a difference. - gordon's fans haven't disappointed. they turn out by the hundreds at race events like this hoping to make a difference. - it is amazing that we are a rich country and yet we have people who are starving, you know who don't have enough to eat. so i think it's a very good cause that he has chosen. - i didn't bring canned goods. can i make a cash donation? - you may. you can give it to me. thank you, sir. - pit stops like this one along the nascar circuit give gordon the chance to spread the word... - it's been quite an education for me, eye-opening experience. - and donate money collected from fans and sponsors to local food banks... - i've got $10,000... - whoo hoo. - to delaware's food bank to stomp out hunger.
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- and it gives fans who donate to the drive to end hunger the chance to get up close and personal with their hero. - 1, 2, 3. - gordon's popularity is paying off. in 2011, the drive to end hunger raised more than $14 million for food banks across the country and served more than 5.5 million meals. - i learned early on in my racing career of how important it is to give back. many people are coming up to me saying how grateful that they are and what an impact that this program has already made. those are the most rewarding aspects to hear those types of stories face to face. - lena hill is one of those stories. her family lives on a fixed income, and without the local food pantry, they'd have trouble making ends meet... - by the end of the month, almost my food is almost gone and it helps me a lot to have something to, you know, have to eat
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and fix for my husband and my son and i. so the food bank really helps me a lot. ok. thank you. - thank you. you have a blessed day. - all right. thank you. - bye-bye. - but by the end of the month, the food pantries start to run out, too. the economic recession means more people need food assistance at the same time that donations are dwindling. the number of people relying on food banks has gone up nearly 50% in the last 5 years. so for the food banks, even a small donation can make a big difference. - our food pantry stocking situation at the present time is very poor. people do not realize if we need to purchase food because our pantry is low, we have to purchase the food from the food bank. food banks sells to us at a very minimal cost of 16 cents a pound. so if somebody gives us $1.60, we can buy 10 pounds of food. - they didn't have no meat for us this time. - lena and her husband both take medications every day for chronic health conditions.
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they also care for their adult son who has down syndrome. - if we don't have enough money sometimes to get food, well, we have to pay for our medicine. - donations to the drive to end hunger ultimately make their way to kitchen tables like the hills' and to families who would otherwise face some life-or-death decisions like whether to pay for food or medicine. - amen. - older americans have to make choices when they're in these situations, and a lot of times they're putting themselves at great risk. what i love so much about the drive to end hunger program is that for the first time ever, i'm actually able to do something off the track, away from the racetrack, but also be able to do something on the track at 200 miles per hour. - there's no checkered flag to signal the finish line for the race to end hunger but that's one victory lap jeff gordon hopes to be taking in the not-too-distant future.
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- stamping out hunger could also lighten the load when it comes to medical cost. nearly 50% of all health concerns affecting older americans are directly related to not having enough food. to get more information about jeff gordon or to locate a local food bank just visit our website. you'll find us at - be a part of the conversation. send an e-mail to or like us on facebook and follow us on twitter. - this old road is now listed on modern maps under a different name but that doesn't stop people from getting their kicks on one of our country's most famous american highways.
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- rolling down what's left of route 66 has an old familiarity to it. the mom-and-pop diners the souvenir shops the kitschy roads signs are reminders of a friendlier, slower time. for enthusiasts, route 66 is not a hobby, but a passion. they are determined to bring the mother road back. - i remember when i was 6 years old going from our father's trading post to my grandmother's house, and it's the memories and remembering how it felt when we were young and with our parents traveling the road. - it's about the art. it's about the food. it's about the literature. it's about the music. - route 66 had served those moving west in the thirties and then a nation at war but its heyday followed world war ii when americans were ready to put the pedal to the metal. - our nation was in the throes of cabin fever, so to speak, just to get out, get some gas in that tank-- it's not rationed anymore-- and get
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out and see what the rest of the country really looked like. - as the road ran from chicago to l.a. travelers saw the wonder of their country no more so than in the storied american southwest. - you'd see indian reservations. you'd see the pueblos. you'd see just the wide open spaces, the beautiful scenery, and so it is so different from the cities that people were from back east. - take gallup, new mexico. the nearby red rocks provided a handy backdrop for filming westerns and the town had kept its rollicking reputation from the days of prohibition. - gallup and the sheriff and law enforcements we always very capable of looking the other way. the el rancho, they had both gambling and a bar, and the sheriff would always announce to them "next thursday i'm going to pull
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a raid." well, by thursday, there was no liquor, and there was no gambling, and so the sheriff went in and checked it off as saying the building is in compliance, walked out and as soon as he walked out all the liquor came back out of the closet. - these were some of the movie stars who stayed here in the thirties and forties. when they used to film westerns, this is where they would hang out, and this was their home away from home. - anna dallago says her family is changing el rancho as little as possible. their guests today are not looking for a chain hotel, but for a link to the past. - they want to stay somewhere that they're going to remember and they want to stay somewhere that has some history to it. - much of route 66 which traveled through towns and followed the local topography was supplanted by the much faster interstate highway system. slowly, the little towns that supported route 66 travelers
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shriveled. where the road still exists, admirers are bringing back the local color. - 9 years ago, i was fixing to turn the big 5-0 when i said, "i'm coming west to do my art." - doug quarles was struck by what he saw once he got off the interstate. - the land of enchantment. ha ha ha! it's so different. the landscape, the scenery out here is so dramatic, more sky, less people, less crowded, and more peaceful. - he's painting murals along the stretch of route 66 that remains in tucumcari, new mexico... - well, i want to get the essence of the early traveling mode, you know, the vehicles and stuff, maybe some of the attitudes of people that drove through here which is excitement. - and he's finding other fans of the highway. - there was several days i didn't even get to paint. i was talking to people all day long, which was great. i really enjoyed it.
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some of them i couldn't understand because they couldn't speak english. they were from overseas doing the route 66 tour. - turns out, roadside kitsch has a lot of fans. - check it out-- 3 pancakes for 45 cents. that's what i'm talking about. - retried scientist johnnie meier has collected thousands of pieces of route 66 memorabilia. - when it started out, it was a road that might take you to jobs in california or might take you to the grand canyon, but after a while, route 66 became the destination because of all the little, cool attractions the cool restaurants the cool motels. you drove route 66 to be on route 66. - he thinks the road should be preserved as a tribute to the american spirit of free enterprise. - here's a great example right here this little sign right here. you'd see this-- rabbit, "350 miles." "dad, what is that?" the rabbit, "100 miles," and then "50 miles," the rabbit, "25," "10," "5," "2," "3," "1," the rabbit. "what is it? we got to see it."
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any mom and pop could sort of set up at the side of the road and really try to draw business in. didn't need no madison avenue advertising agency just mom and pop capturing the interest. - it's very important to preserve what came before us. i think it's important for us all to know where we came from and how things evolved and got where they are now. - old postcards, like those vickie ashcraft collects help serve as a blueprint for restoration efforts. - i guess maybe part of it is nostalgia but a sense of awe. there was so much detail in the architecture, and so much time and care was taken creating the postcard that the images itself are just really exciting. - neon signs were a hallmark of route 66. preservationists are working to restore the bright lights that became part of american road culture. - it's come to be considered a folk
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art by a lot of academic types. it captures local themes and also is created by local artisans, one-of-a-kind pieces. lot of people described the neon as street jewelry, really. it's made the street sparkle and it still does. - romance and kicks on route 66. - they're coming to see route 66 because of what it stands for, what it represents and it's freedom. - freedom of the road, getting out on the road and driving and exploring and seeing america and route 66 still exists. - the disney/pixar movie "cars" takes an animated ride
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through a town that once thrived, died, and was revived by the cars traveling along this retro road. for more information about any of the people you've seen on our program or just to join us at any time visit our website. we're at, and for all of us here at "my generation," i'm leeza gibbons. thanks for watching. - to willard. - thank you. cheers. - cheers, willard. we love you. - oh, yeah. you get a million different tips. some drink. some don't. one old guy i remember he wrote his own letter. he was 105, and he said, "dear willard." he says, "please mention my birthday." he said, "my mother told me never to drink and smoke. so at 100, i quit smoking." - "my generation" is a production of aarp in association with maryland public television. "my generation" is made possible by auto and home insurance from the hartford, helping to make a difficult time a little less difficult for drivers 50 and over.
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- is she too old for this? it's a provocative magazine cover that drew many double takes. - there's almost this taboo feeling that you should not be looking like a grandma when you're a mother. - science is making it possible for women to have babies at an older age, even beyond 50. - the guidelines do say that reproductive medicine-- meaning egg donation primarily-- should not be used to have a woman become pregnant beyond her normal reproductive aging. - for older mothers, there can be medical risk or social stigma. - they have to consider whether they have the energy to go without sleep the way new moms do. - i don't get as much sleep as i'd like, but other than that, it's been pretty darn good. - also, inside e street,
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the computer that reads your mind. - chris, can you make it go left? - "inside e street" is made possible by... - auto and home insurance from the hartford, more than 200 years of helping to protect what's most important. for information about our program for drivers 50 and over, including how to find an agent visit - from the heart of the nation's capital and around the country you're "inside e street" with lark mccarthy. - the age of first-time motherhood is rising in north america and western europe. in 1970, the average age of a woman having her first child was 21. today it's 25. in some european countries, it's even higher, at 30. the reasons? more and more women are postponing childbirth as they pursue careers. women are marrying later. and many women are starting second families following a divorce and remarriage. and while birth rates are generally down across the board,
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more older women are becoming moms. according to the centers for disease control, the birth rate for women aged 40-44 grows 3% in 2009. for those 45-49, births also rose 3%. for women above 50, the number of births increased 5%. in 2009, women over 50 had 569 babies. that's an increase of 300% since 1997. - are you up here? oh, yeah! - lynn laszewski is a working mom, busy raising her energetic toddler, kyle. - i had kyle when i was 51 mainly because i didn't meet anyone until i was in my 40s. and i really didn't want to raise a son--or a child alone. - having focused on her career laszewski finally met her partner, tim carey. when the couple decided to have a child, they were told
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natural conception was not an option. neither was in vitro fertilization. the solution? an egg donor. - after thinking about it for a couple years and also after the death of tim's father i thought it would be really nice for him to have a genetic baby. - but laszewski had trouble finding an ob-gyn who would take her on as a patient because of her age. - i was pretty surprised when i got turned down by 2 or 3 clinics until i found one that would take my case. - and when she found a doctor to treat her, laszewski was given an intense workup. - i did an awful lot of testing before i got pregnant because they want to make sure that there would be no troubles with high blood pressure or heart problems. - laszewski says she had an easy pregnancy. - i never got really you know, big. so i didn't feel like, "oh, i can't even move--" rode my bike to the train station every day and did everything that i usually do. went to yoga 3 times a week-- stood on my head
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till two days before i delivered. - but she developed a condition that threatened her liver function. so kyle was delivered early at 37 weeks by c-section. - the complications of pregnancy-- regardless of what they are: high blood pressure, diabetes, bleeding, cesarean section all those things--get magnified as a woman ages. - later pregnancies may raise not only physical concerns. sometimes there are also sociological issues. angel la liberte had her first child at 41 and her second at 44. she felt a disconnect from younger mothers she met. - there weren't a lot of things to talk about at preschool or, you know, on the playground. you can be mistaken for a grandma. - la liberte decided to become an advocate for women who become mothers later in life after her son made a disturbing comment. - i was cooking away. and he said, "hey, mommy, do you know what you're going to be when i grow up?"
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and i said, "well, no. what am i going to be when you grow up?" and he said, "my grandma." - she launched a web site. - it was putting a beacon out there and saying "is there anyone else?" and i suddenly started getting e-mails from everywhere. - but the responses were not all positive. - what i did learn was there was a tremendous amount of social stigma. and i think that society has this stereotype. i think it's getting tougher for the women who are in mid-40s, late 40s because people have a sense that if a woman is going through menopause, she should not be bearing children. - the sentiment on the street about older women having babies is mixed. - having a baby in your 50s and then being in your 70s when they're 20, when you're first really enjoying them when they become, really you know, sort of more like your companion i think it's hard. and i think women in their 50s doing play dates and running around it's a lot of work. - i think that women have the right to welcome a baby
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in this world. it's very important--because-- maybe she has escaped certain frustrations that she couldn't make it before. but, do you know, now we have the longevity, and also we have other types of elements that could help us. - you may be alive at age 70 or 80 or 90 but you have to factor in potential disability. many of them are disabled. many of them are having difficulty. so you may be alive, but there may be something there that's making it difficult for you to raise your child. - while reproductive technology is giving women more options with childbearing, what are the medical implications? and what is the impact on a society with more older parents? babies at 50 is the new frontier for motherhood. and a woman giving birth in her 40s hardly seems unusual. joining me now from houston, elizabeth gregory. she's the author of "ready: why women are embracing
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the new later motherhood." she's also the director of the women's studies program at the university of houston. and from albany, bonnie steinbock professor of philosophy of the university at albany and a bioethicist. she's also the author of "life before birth." let's begin with the questions raised by babies at 50. we just saw lynn, who was 51, which happens to be the average age of menopause. professor steinbock, bioethicist, let me begin with you. is it ok to use reproductive medicine to overrule mother nature? - well, i think the appeal to nature has very, very limited usage, as a matter of fact. we use medicine to overrule mother nature all the time. so that shouldn't be the issue. the issue instead should be, what are the downsides and what are the positive sides of using this new technology to enable women to have babies
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after they wouldn't be able to naturally? - professor gregory, is there any simple answer to the question of how old is too old? - no. there is no simple answer. when we think about age, we have to take into consideration many factors including the fact that we're living longer and in better health. so that means that people are making different kinds of choices around sequencing the events of their life than they had in the past. actually, when we talk about later motherhood now, we're talking about something that is not new. there have always been later mothers in the mid-40s even till the late 40s. it just is now much more often people's first, second, or third child rather than their tenth or 12th child. - so, professor steinbock, you'd like to see a lot of questions asked between a woman, the partner and the doctor before becoming a midlife mom.
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what are those questions that ought to be asked before someone undertakes this? - well, obviously, there are the health risks to the woman to be considered very seriously before she undertakes this project. there's also the question of what health risks, if any, there might be to offspring, indirectly because of the health risks to her. there's also the question of what happens if she should die before the child is fully grown? and who in her family or others are going to be taking care of the child? these are all issues that individual women have to consider. they have to consider whether they have the energy to go without sleep the way new moms do and to take care of rambunctious toddlers. and later on, are they going to be able to relate to teenage angst and rebellion?
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these are things that all parents have to think about, but perhaps even more so when you have a late-in-life pregnancy. - professor gregory, you want to respond to some of those issues that professor steinbock raised there? - well, i did a study of later moms. these were people who had started their families by birth or adoption at or after 35. so there were a range of people. this is a trend that's developed over the past 30 years. in 1970, there was 1 in 100 moms was 35 or older when she gave birth to her first child. and nowadays it's 1 in 12. so that's a huge change that's occurred. and as professor steinbock pointed out, raising children is a tiring business. and people in their 20s are tired from staying up all night, and so are people in their 40s and 50s, certainly. the factor that makes the difference that's the key difference, is that you want to be there. and of the many moms that i spoke to
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that was the issue that determined, you know, that they were going to work on staying fit. they knew these were issues. and they were making choices to make that work for them. if you don't have a realistic sense of what the job is certainly it risks being difficult. but there's a lot that goes into preparing-- to becoming a later mom. and the people that i spoke to were very alert to those concerns and active around compensating for them or being ready for them. - professor steinbock, you were on the ethics committee of the american society for reproductive medicine. what are some of the discussions that your committee is having right now? and do you believe that the recommendations that are on the table now have caught up with technology, caught up with the numbers? where are we? - i think, absolutely. i mean, first of all, as professor gregory pointed out, it's a really small number of women who are having children
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over 50. and i think between ages 35 and 50 that's a social trend that has happened, and it doesn't really raise particular ethical issues. the real ethical issues come when reproductive endocrinologists-- infertility doctors--help women who could not get pregnant because they've passed menopause to have a baby using egg donation. and that does raise some serious social questions. but i think what the committee feels is that ultimately there isn't going to be a formula for the age that is too old. arthur caplan has proposed a formula, something about combining the ages shouldn't be older than whatever it was. i can't even remember. 150 or something. but i don't think that makes any sense because there are so many different kinds of situations. i think instead what you want is a really informed woman, couple about what all of this involves,
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and then the sense on the part of the physician that this is a project that makes sense. and some clinics simply will not take women past age 55. that's a policy that they have. some don't want to take women after 50. and we think that that is perfectly acceptable for clinics to make those kinds of decisions based on what they can do for women without making some kind of state regulation of, how old is too old? - professor gregory, what makes sense to you? should there be some more standardized guidelines? is it just up to individual clinics, individual doctors? - well, that's a difficult decision for me to make. and it's certainly something that will be an ongoing topic of discussion for the group. of course, it's not mostly people over 50 who employ egg donation. most of the--successful births through egg donation are to younger women--in their 40s and even earlier. and ivf is used by people across the age spectrum
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for many different reasons. so this technology is... - in vitro fertilization. - right. so it's not particular to women over 50. and so if you're going to make specific rules about specific ages, it does as was noted make--it's very difficult to do because people are in very different circumstances. because i think you have to take that into consideration as well. - more coming up, including what role do celebrities play in the older mom phenomenon? - we want your ideas and feedback. so follow us on twitter @insideestreet. re-tweets are welcome. - what's driving more women to choose motherhood at a later age? some say one influence is what they're seeing in the media. splashy celebrity magazine covers display happy older parents with their new babies like 56-year-old john travolta and his 48-year-old wife kelly preston, who had baby benjamin in november 2010 or actress geena davis, who had twins in 2004 at age 47,
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and holly hunter, who also gave birth to twins at age 47. one doctor is concerned that some high profile women are not being honest about how they conceived. - there are women who are in their late 40s or maybe even early 50s who undergo oocyte donation. and some of these women actually are well-known and they're prominent in society and they tell other women that they have become pregnant on their own. - so are celebrity births to older moms making the process of childbirth and of raising kids look too easy? joining me again elizabeth gregory and bonnie steinbock. professor steinbock, let me begin with you. are celebrities creating an unrealistic impression of how easy all of this is? - no. i mean, i can't imagine that that's really driving very much. it's sort of something to hold on to, but i think the celebrities are reflecting the kind of trend
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that professor gregory was talking about. look, kids today are growing up later. everybody's saying that 30 is the new 20. you know, where maybe our parents' generation was getting married at 20 and 22 and starting their own families, it's now pushed back and people are getting married a little bit later having children a little bit later. i think the celebrity part is really a tiny-- if it has any impact whatsoever. and, hopefully, if it does-- if there's somebody who is sort of not very informed and goes to a doctor and says, "well, i just saw that geena davis had twins. i don't know why you can't help me," presumably any reputable infertility doctor would set her straight right away about the chances of getting pregnant using your own eggs after 45. they really, really diminish incredibly. - professor gregory, you talked to a lot of women.
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did anyone cite a celebrity influence, celebrity effect? - no. ha ha. but, actually, i think out in the world, there's a kind of crazy schizoid presentation in the media, because on the one hand, you have these presentations of, oh, here's a 47 year old who just happened to want to have children and to attempt to have children and have it work out on the first go. "wow! that's amazing. isn't that lucky for her?" you know, everybody looks at that askance and recognizes that the likelihood of having a child on demand in that age range is minimal... - so in other words, you're saying, be skeptical. a lot of people may simply be keeping their information private and they're just not forthcoming right, about what actually happened how they conceived, right? - precisely. on the other hand you also hear these exaggerated stories in the press telling women that at 35 you know, they have very little chance of pregnancy, maybe meant to counter the super enthusiastic idea
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that you get from the celebrities. but i think a lot of women have come to the conclusion that you can't believe what the media tells you about fertility because it's so inconsistent and frequently exaggerated. - is there still a double standard, you know, when it comes to looking at older dads versus older moms? so, professor steinbock, for example, men are seen as virile and we see plenty of examples, you know, all the time. is there still some sort of double standard? - i think there's no question that there is. i mean, the kind of opprobrium that older women get and the accusation that they're being selfish is rarely, if ever, leveled at older men. and i can't think of any explanation for that except for stereotypical ideas that it is women who are mothers and they're the ones who are the most important. look, i think there's a difference that people see between women in their late 40s and early 50s having children
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and the ones at the very extreme. so there was a woman in spain who gave birth to twins at age 69. i believe she's the oldest woman so far. she had every reason to believe that she would live well into her 90s-- that her mother did-- but she died when the twins were two years old. and that leads people to say "there has to be a limit." but i actually don't think that that's the moral we should take from it. i think that there are going to be tragedies like this. but i think there are tragedies when women die in their 30s, as well. so i think because the situations can be so different in each case--the reasons for wanting-- look, people can have terrible reasons for wanting to have children in their 20s. they can have terrible reasons for wanting to have children in their 30s. and they can have terrible reasons for wanting to have children in their 50s or even 60s. but i think instead, you've just got to do this on a case-by-case basis. - yeah, professor gregory, you know, the so-called orphan argument that a child is more likely to have a parent die
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or become disabled if the parent-- starts out in their 40s and 50s. - in fact, it's more likely, i think, that the child will be being raised by his or her grandmother, which is another phenomenon that has to be taken into consideration here than that her mother would die later. it would be interesting to see statistics. but there's a huge proportion of young women who have given up their children to their mothers who are the same age as the people that we're discussing and are actively raising a large portion of the population right now. so the question of whether or not older women are able to raise children is really moot, is a false question. - professor steinbock, you indicated that you do have concerns about parents who decide to have a child after the death of another child. what's your concern? - my concern there is not so much the age of the woman. my concern is that whenever parents are having a child
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as a replacement child, there is always the danger, something to be considered that they will not regard the new child as a person in his or her own right but literally as a duplicate a replacement, for the child that they lost. now, parents often have another child after they lose a child. there's a replacement child in that sense. and i'm not saying that that's necessarily a bad thing. i just think that it's one more thing that people have to consider when they're asking whether they've having a child for a good or a good enough reason. one of the other things that i was thinking about as professor gregory talked about the grandmothers who are raising children, is someone might say, "yes, but that's a response to an unfortunate situation that no one planned for"-- a woman becomes addicted to drugs; the children get taken away from her; her mother raises them. the women we're talking about are making a choice to have children as they are older and can foresee that they might be disabled or even die.
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and i think that is a relevant difference. i don't think it settles the question. but i do think it means that women who undertake parenthood at a late stage have to be thinking about all of these contingencies and whether they think it is a reasonable decision to make in light of all of the problems. - well, thank you, both, for a very informative discussion. we appreciate it. coming up, you have to see it to believe it. computers designed to read your mind. - for more information on the risks and benefits of older motherhood, go to - finally, as technology transforms our lives we'll be ending our broadcasts this season, borrowing a phrase from the late steve jobs-- something he always seemed to slip into a new product presentation. - but there is one more thing... but we do have one more thing today...
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but there is one more thing... - indeed, we have one more thing. struck as we were by the crowds as the idea house at a washington, d.c. trade show. the house is brimming with aging services technologies. it's a 5,000-square-foot peek into the future. - each year, we invite a number of technology companies and products that are innovative. and we try to, as much as we can, to get them over the imagination hump. - now see if you can get over this hump-- a headset that's designed to literally read your mind. the technology involves sending your brainwaves to a computer. - the headset i'm wearing is designed to pick up my eeg waves, which then will be associated with the movements on screen. - that prompts the computer to take the specific action you were thinking about without so much as a keystroke or a mouse click.
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that's chris krause with the headset. on the right is jack york, president of the company. - what i have it trained to do is a few basic commands, like, for example, trying to think the command to lift the cube... which would then be associated with specific keystrokes for me to be able to navigate through the computer system. - chris, can you make it go left? can you make it rotate to the right? the ramifications for this type of technology for us are profound. that isolated person living in a nursing home, a paralyzed veteran living at home independently, if they think about skyping their granddaughter, they could simply think their way to that button so they can think their way into the picture. and there's a picture of their granddaughter and the link to their granddaughter. - ♪ ain't no river wide enough ♪
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♪ to keep me from getting to you, grandma ♪ - the possibility of using your brain to manipulate your computer isn't just mind boggling, it's life altering. imagine how the quality of life could be improved for the disabled and the elderly? the folks at it's never 2 late say this brainwave technology could be available as soon as mid-2012. next "inside e street," the challenge of finding an encore career in tough economic times. - you can build out your plan over a 3-year process and add those little pieces in so that when you're ready to make the career change, you have it altogether in order to do that so you're not just blindly jumping in to a new field. - strategies for the next chapter. i'm lark mccarthy. thanks for joining us. see you next time "inside e street."
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CBS News Sunday Morning
CBS February 3, 2013 9:00am-10:30am EST

News/Business. Charles Osgood, Mo Rocca. News, features, weather and commentary. New. (CC) (Stereo)

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Network CBS
Duration 01:30:00
Scanned in Annapolis, MD, USA
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Tuner Channel 123 (789 MHz)
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